We always want to keep the blog happy and upbeat even in a time that can be sad.
our view that some people can help shape a community, they help educate us and
inspire us to be better stewards, to always see the best in people and make the
best of every situation.
We had a dear friend who did just that, Cyriline Cantrell. She so loved Peach Country, she was always looking for ways to let people outside Peach Country know how wonderful it was. Cyriline was so humble, during her last days when I whispered in her ear about how many people were going to miss her she said no.. I said yes.
Cyriline was a quiet giver, never wanting attention for herself. Several years back when a dear friend was sick, she made coffee and breakfast for her for 12 weeks straight. All you had to do was pick up the phone and she was there to help.
We could go on and on about the things she did for Fort Valley and the people that live here.
One of the last times we visited our friend when she was in hospice as we got out of the car we noticed a field of yellow dandelion blooms. We thought it was some kind of a sign.
A few weeks later we happened to go by that same
field, I was saddened to see all the yellow blooms were gone and replaced
by the wispy white seed heads. I told Paul the beautiful blooms were gone
just like Cyriline...... Paul turned to me and smiled, no not gone, just turned
into seeds that will blow and be far reaching and will bloom not in just that
one place be all over. He is so right, Cyriline planted seeds in so many
of us, making us better people.
You may wonder why we blog this now, well Cyriline's granddaughter had a baby boy this week. I am sure he will be told many wonderful stories of his GREAT grandmother. She will always be Blooming in the hearts of everyone that knew her…